How Akismet prevented my Mom from leaving her first WordPress comment, and some anti-spam alternativesLast week our agency launched a shiny new custom site for an academic think tank. I showed my mom the new site. “It’s so nice Miriam!” said my ever-objective Mom. She dutifully scrolled up and down the home ... View Post
On a WordPress site that we recently built, there were several text widgets in use - one for About Us, one for a Facebook Social Plugin, and one for a newsletter signup form.
The problem was that we wanted each one of these text widget areas to be styled slightly differently - some with... View Post
Jetpack WordPress plugin – The new comments and image carousel features almost make me want to use it
WordPress.com has limited flexibility and functionality in many ways. For example, you can't add plugins, and you have to sign up to a paid upgrade in order to use ads. Even so, many of us who use and create self-hosted WordPress sites (with WordPress.org), have some serious FOMO when it comes to some of the built-in... View Post
Over at illuminea.com, we manage over many WordPress websites as part of our WordPress hosting and maintenance service. All of these sites need version upgrades, plugin upgrades, and the rare theme upgrade (since we never use the default WP themes like TwentyEleven). Amazingly, there are 3 services... View Post